OH DADDY-O – GIFTS TO SURPRISE AND PAMPER POP
With the men’s grooming revolution in full swing, it’s high time to tempt your dad or that special father in your life with the bevy of skincare, shaving and fragrance options on the market. Forget about that tie or “Best Father” mug, and give these deserving guys something to make their day and skin a little more beautiful.
The Clean Shaven Dad
The men’s collection form doctor-formulated skincare line Murad is an easy to use 3-step regimen that works to improve skin health and make shaving a breeze. The Murad Man Regimen (($75) includes Cleansing Shave, Razor Burn Rescue and Face Defense SPF 15|PA++, which together fight redness and razor bumps while providing environmental protection.
Combining natural ingredients with luxurious textures and scents, the French brand Nuxe offers a limited edition Father’s Day Gift ($39.99). It features the line’s Anti-Irritation Shaving Gel and After-Shave Balm as well as a nifty toiletry case to carry them in. The balm even helps reduce signs of fatigue and stress.
The Active Dad
Olympic swimming legend Mark Spitz is the inspiration behind the Stuf brand of natural men’s skincare. Full of vitamins and antioxidants, Stuf Anti-Aging Moisturizer SPF 15 ($32.50) will help fight the signs of age and fend off UV rays, plus its powered with mega antioxidant Pycnogenol, known to be 50x more powerful than vitamin E and 20x more powerful than vitamin C.
If Dad is the sporting kind, help him rejuvenate after an intense day of activity with Molton Brown Bracing Silverbirch Thermal Muscle Soak ($28). Muscle-soothing salts blended with extracts of linden and birch and a fresh woody aroma are sure to lift his spirits.
The Polished Dad
The Jack Black Core Collection ($52) includes all the essentials that Dad will need on vacation, at home or even in the gym. The set includes three shaving must-haves: Pure Face Daily Cleanser, Beard Lube and Double-Duty Face Moisturizer SPF 20. Contains all the necessities to create a polished look in minutes.
For the styling Dad who likes his fashion and his scents, give him a gift from the John Varvatos Collection Fragrances. Choose from Classic (a woody oriental), Artisan (citrus/woody), Vintage (spicy/leathery) and Artisan Black (woodsy/leathery). Prices range from $60 to $80.
The Experimental Dad
Leave it to Sephora to present a gift of choice. The Finest Shave Deluxe Sampler for Him ($25) features seven of the chain’s most sought after men’s shaving and grooming items from leading companies like Clinique, Jack Black and the Art of Shaving. Dad can return to the store with the included certificate and redeem a full-size grooming product of his choice.
The Euro Dad
Santa Maria Novella in Florence is one of the oldest continuing operating pharmacies in the world, featuring classic fragrances and treatments. Its Herb & Mint Water ($55) is an alcohol-free splash that is perfect for invigorating and toning the skin and for use as an-after sport muscle relaxer.
And to really give Dad a sense of the Mediterranean, present him with Eau d’Italie ($140), a blend of bergamot, blackcurrant buds, yellow sweet clover, musk and incense, which is the award-winning signature fragrance of Positano’s Hotel Le Sirenuse. With this scent, he can imagine sitting on a terrace enjoying the light sea breeze and terracotta tiles warmed by the sun.